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Neutron Stars Finally Come of Age

Physics/Astro Auditorium

Sanjay Reddy (UW)

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

50 years after their discovery, neutron stars are poised to take center stage in this era of multi-messenger astrophysics. I will highlight advances in theory and mention some key observations that have provided fundamental new insights about neutron star properties and their central role in nuclear astrophysics. I will discuss how neutron stars, and extreme phenomena involving them, can serve as laboratories to study dense matter, neutrinos, axions and dark matter.